CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – In honor of both National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day, Count on 2 spoke with Everett German, who received a kidney seven years ago from his sister.
German spoke with us about the importance of living donors and his experience through the process.
Right now, there are more than 90,000 people on the national waiting list for a kidney transplant and will be waiting an average of three to five years.
The number of kidneys available from deceased donors is not enough to meet this demand and thousands of people die each year waiting for an organ to become available.
Living kidney donation is a great option for qualified donors and recipients. These donor kidneys are usually much higher quality than kidneys from deceased donors and may help prevent your need from ever going on dialysis.
MUSC Health is one of the largest kidney transplant programs in the country. Their transplant surgeons perform more than 200 kidney transplants each year.
You can support the MUSC Living Donor Institute through participating in the 2nd Chance Golf Invitational & Celebration Reception at Seabrook Island Club on May 20.
To register for the event, please click here.